From my experience, when it comes to exercise, the majority of people are all or nothing. They are always looking for the quick fix, giving up their life for 6-12 weeks in order to get into shape. Now in my opinion, going from one extreme to another isn’t the best way to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that giving up your social life, and the booze that comes with it, whilst exercising regularly will yield good results. I’m not disputing that. The problem is that, for most people, this is both unsustainable and unnecessary.
At the end of the day, the majority of people who walk through our doors are normal people. They have jobs, kids and a life that goes beyond the gym. Their goals are not to grace the covers of fitness magazines, but to improve their fitness and strength levels whilst remaining injury free and having their clothes fit better. For these guys its about establishing a healthy balance. They are not up for weighing foods, prepping meals or giving up on their social lives, but instead finding a way to incorporate the gym into their lives. It’s about finding a balance that works for them.
This is why at W10 we aim to educate our members, giving them access to all the relevant information regarding exercise and nutrition so that we can help people find out what works for them. Its not about living like a monk to get in shape, its about finding out what works for you as an individual, so that you can make positive changes to your daily routine, in order to improve your quality of life.
Consistency is the key ingredient for both health and fitness. Establishing good daily habits like improving sleep, drinking plenty of water and eating an abundance of veg will go a long way to balance out the not so healthy habits that make life fun. The key is to find the right balance, for you.